Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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About The Event
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a Tibetan teacher and meditation master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He has authored multiple best-selling books and oversees the Tergar Meditation Community, an international network of Buddhist meditation centres.
Born in 1975 in Nepal, Mingyur Rinpoche was drawn to a life of contemplation from a young age. He spent many years of his childhood in strict retreat. At the age of seventeen, he was invited to be a teacher at his monastery’s three-year retreat centre, a position rarely held by such a young lama. At age twenty, Rinpoche became the functioning abbot of Sherab Ling. He also completed the traditional Buddhist training in philosophy and psychology, before founding a monastic college at his home monastery in north India.
In addition to extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Mingyur Rinpoche has also had a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology. His discussions with the famed neuroscientist Francisco Varela, who came to Nepal to learn meditation from his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche have led to Rinpoche participating in scientific studies and groundbreaking research on the effects of meditation on the brains of advanced meditators.
Rinpoche’s book, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness has been translated into over twenty languages. Rinpoche’s other books include Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom, and an illustrated children’s book entitled Ziji: The Puppy that Learned to Meditate. In early June 2011, Rinpoche walked out of his monastery in Bodhgaya, India and began a ‘wandering retreat’ through the Himalayas and the plains of India that lasted four and a half years. His latest book, In Love With the World, is an account of this time, his struggles and near-death experience.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche possesses a rare ability to present ancient Buddhist wisdom in a fresh, engaging manner. His profound yet accessible teachings and playful, candid style and sense of humour have endeared him to students around the world. Most uniquely, Rinpoche’s teachings weave together his own personal experiences with modern scientific research, relating both to the practice of meditation.
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